Discipleship involves anything that shapes our lives to reflect God’s love and grace in the world. It is about studying and learning, watching and listening. Being a disciple is like being an apprentice where we watch and learn from Jesus about how we are to live. We believe that discipleship can only happen with others where we share and learn whilst we live life together as a family.
We at Saint Peter’s are discovering that what is important to us is ‘family’. We want to better live out the call from God to be His family in the good times and in the more challenging times. We want to experience the stability of good, healthy families that love and support one another through life. This involves looking out for one another and spending times together.
We are committing to increase our pastoral culture
We want to increase pastoral capacity by creating ongoing training opportunity in pastoral culture. The aim is to have 50% of regular congregation members trained and growing in pastoral ministry at the end of the three years. As small groups plays a significant role in ensuring pastoral ministry is exercised amongst us, we will seek to multiply groups and create greater capacity, by advertising and embedding them within the life of our church.
We have lots of small groups for us to meet with one another during the week to explore faith and life with Jesus. If you would like to connect in with a group please do get in touch.
We are committing to ensure everyone has access to discipleship tools and resources
We want to gather or produce a variety of discipleship tools and resources for all ages, backgrounds, levels, etc. The aim is to move discipleship away from just Sunday to a whole life discipleship model. There will be an increase in the number and variety of discipleship groups by the end of three years. This will require greater partnership with S8 Mission Partnership in sharing resources and opportunities for teaching and learning. This will also mean that will be more modelling/witnessing to our faith amongst one another.